Faculty Implementing Accommodations
When students encounter barriers and are eligible for adjustments, faculty receive notification through the DSS Online Accommodation Management system.
Faculty are encouraged to consider accessibility at the course design stage and to work with DSS to address any questions, concerns, or ideas related to accommodation of students.
Videos of student and faculty experiences
From the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQGFshzLPXE
From California State University's Accessible Technology Initiative: http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/materials/fwis.shtml
What if a student in my class needs accommodation?
Should a student require academic accommodation (e.g. extended testing time, notetaking assistance), you will be notified through either an email from our department or a letter printed on our letterhead. If a student approaches you requesting accommodations based on disability without notification from this department, you are under no obligation to provide accommodations; however, please refer the student to DSS.
To inform students of this department please include a syllabus statement that alerts students to our purpose and location on campus.
Including a link to the DSS homepage is also recommended.
DSS serves as a resource for questions regarding academic accommodations including those related to technology and other disability issues. For instructions to create accessible documents, please go to: http://www.ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/